Integrated M.S./Ph.D. program 

Mechanical Design Lab. With Advanced Materials

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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M.S./Ph.DMechanical engineering KAISTPresent
B.S.Mechanical engineering KAISTFebruary 2019

Research Interest

Water-lubricated composite bearing

Thermo-electric materials

Composite manufacturing process

Awards and Honors

    1. “Optimization of composite material properties to improve load-bearing capacity of water-lubricated composite journal bearings” – Best paper award, Wonvin Kim, Seong Su Kim, the Korean Society for composite materials (KSCM) fall conference, 2020.


  1. Kim, Wonvin, Su Hyun Lim, Dajeong Kang, Sangyoon Bae, Seung Yoon On, Seong Su Kim*, “Research trends and future perspective in nonconventional machining of fiber-reinforced polymers: A review.”, Functional Composites and Structures, 2021;3:022001
  1. Wonvin Kim, Seong Su Kim, “A Study of Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication for the Water-lubricated Composite Journal Bearing”, 2nd Korea-Tribology International Symposium, Seoul, Korea, 2020.11
  2. Wonvin Kim and Seong Su Kim, “Optimization of the material properties of the composites for load-carrying capacity in water-lubricated journal bearings”, 24th International Conference on Composite Structures-ICCS24, Porto, Portugal, 2021.06
  1. Won Vin Kim, Seong Su Kim, “A study of Elastohydrodynamic lubrication for the water-lubricated composite journal bearing”, 2020년도 한국윤활학회 제69회 학술대회, 2020. 09.
  2. Won Vin Kim, Seong Su Kim, “수윤활 복합재 저널 베어링의 하중 지지 능력 향상을 위한 복합재의 물성 최적화” 2020년도 한국복합재료학회 추계학술대회, 2020. 11.
  3. Wonvin Kim, Wonki Kim, Seong Su Kim, “대용량 에너지 하베스팅 시스템용 3차원 벌크 마이크로폼 열전소재 개발” 2021년도 기계학회 추계 학술대회, 2021. 10.
  4. Wonvin Kim, Wonki Kim, Hyeongseong Jo, Seong Su Kim, “대규모 단열 시스템의 에너지 하베스팅을 위한 열전 폼 개발” 2021년도 복합재료학회 추계학술대회, 2021. 11.
  1. “Composite spring capable of self-triboelectric energy harvesting,” US Patent Pending No.17580187, 2022
  1. “Plastic resin composite comprising silane and pretreating method of the same” No. 10-2021-0026558, 2021
  2. “Plastic resin composite comprising metal oxide nanorod and pretreating method of the same”, Korea Patent Pending No. 10-2021-0026557, 2021
  3. “Sensor-integrated foam core sandwich composite spring capable of measuring bending deformation”, Korea Patent Pending No. 10-2021-0048882, 2021
  4. “Closed-cell thermoelectric foam”, Korea Patent Pending No. 10-2022-0029665, 2022